Modern Propaganda Techniques

# 15. Fogging an Issue/Total Nonsense

Sometimes certain groups have an interest in making sure that as few people pay attention to an issue as possible. A good propagandist can write a long, nonsensical article for the purpose of confusing the majority of readers, who themselves work hard all day. It doesn’t take much for them to see a catchy headline, then begin to dig into a long rambling article, then throw their hands up and say “I don’t have the extra energy to decipher this!”. The reader is correct, the fault is with the propagandist.

Example:
The Real Reason Why We Need Tax Cuts!

A lot of people want tax cuts these days. Here’s the real reason they might not be such a good idea. The social ramifications are themselves reason enough! Given a perplexing view of the real inter-generational conflict in today’s “live and let live” society, most people make the more responsible choice. This leads us to the logical question, with school budgets tight, can we afford to argue over social services? A close examination of IRS records plainly displays the fiduciary incentive for economic re-examination in a post-socialist sense.

(this article will then ramble on like this for 3 or 4 pages)

One Response to “Modern Propaganda Techniques”

  1. J.M. Heinrichs Says:

    Is ‘nonsense’ really total, or does it merely take up a lot of Space? Like a Space Invasion.

    Cheers

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